Winter Squash Bountiful in West Michigan

A few more thoughts on local winter squash... Delicata, butternut, acorn . . . these are just a few of the squash I’ve been receiving in my CSA from Groundswell Community Farm the past few weeks. Recently a friend posted an article on Facebook that talked about how there really aren’t “pumpkins” in your canned … Continue reading Winter Squash Bountiful in West Michigan

5 Non-Monetary Benefits of Joining a CSA

Each week, Groundswell Community Farm CSA provides a list of expected vegetables and estimated value to its members. This week’s was: Kale OR Chard Brussels' Sprouts OR Cabbage Radishes Leeks OR Celery Beet Roots Potatoes Peppers Tomatoes Garlic Onion Broccoli OR Beans OR Greens 1 Spaghetti Squash Lots of winter squash seconds (eat these now, … Continue reading 5 Non-Monetary Benefits of Joining a CSA

Making Memories Picking Squash on The Farm

On Saturday Groundswell Community Farm CSA held a squash picking day. I conned my friend Christina and her daughters Marisa and Sarah into coming with me. We almost didn’t go because it looked like rain on and off, but we decided to go anyway and have an adventure. We had so much fun! I was … Continue reading Making Memories Picking Squash on The Farm

Brussel Sprout Greens – Expanding Your Menu

Lately I've been struck by how differently everyone approaches vegetables. When I was being trained for the diabetes prevention lifestyle program one of the trainers said that some people just don't like fruits and vegetables. I was shocked. How can one NOT like vegetables? Then again, my sister-in-law doesn't like chocolate cake, so I suppose … Continue reading Brussel Sprout Greens – Expanding Your Menu

Preserve Your Bounty in West Michigan

Now is the time to stock up on seasonal produce! As evidenced by the bulging bags from my last CSA pickup, summer bounty has arrived in West Michigan. Now is the time to take that canning class or pull out the food saver. You will be glad you did when there is snow on the … Continue reading Preserve Your Bounty in West Michigan